1968 Pontiac GTO Engine Idle Car Craft Magazine
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1968-pontiac-gto/ to see this amazing
1968 Pontiac GTO from Sunset Classics. This fabulous Vedora Green machine
wowed 'em at the Muscle Car Classic with an impressive first place win. She
sports a wicked Pontiac 406ci V-8 Engine that kicks out an impressive
330HP. A Numbers matching very very rare 3:55 gear "N"case 4 pinion posi
rear end. And so much more fun stuff I get the chills just thinking about
all that high performance fun.
This great GTO was featured in Car Craft magazine in 2003 (Dyno Proven engine combos). At
that time it was Dyno'd at 313HP with 362lb-ft.
Since then it has been fine tuned to even better performance.
Check out the configuration and two photo galleries of this fine GTO here:
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Sehr Performance Machine / Ryan's 350 Pontiac
Ryan dropped off his 350 Pontiac long block along with a set of 400 Pontiac
Ram Air cylinder heads, an Edelbrock intake and his Holley carb. He wanted
us to put it together for his '69 Firebird. His engine came to us with
blow-by issues from a broken piston. First off the cylinders had to be
relieved to clear the valves on the Ram Air heads. The heads were milled
to reduce chamber size and valve to block clearance was checked one more
time. All of his parts were inspected and magnafluxed to be sure we were
starting off with serviceable parts and the clearances were brought back to
low side of factory tolerances, a new custom COMP cam and a distributor
curve kit were added along with some other touches, the engine was painted
Pontiac Blue and bolted to our Dyno. Ryan is very happy with
the end results and is looking forward to getting it back in his car and
having some fun with it.
Getting the cobwebs out of a 350 engine in a 69 Lemans. Old gas and bad
timing along with years of sitting limited the performance. Complete engine
and TH350 transmission are for sale. See www.minnesota-muscle.com for
1969 Pontiac GTO Hardtop "PHS,Frame-off, 2 Mi. /4/Spd"
Spectacular Professional Body-off-the frame just 2 miles ago with all
matching numbers and PHS Documentation.
Exterior Colors: Burgundy (paint code 67)
White Top (paint code 50)
Engine: Factory original 400 cid V-8 (Code WT)
Transmission: Factory original 4/speed manual
Serial Number: 242379Z1224
(2 miles since body-off-the-frame restoration)
Serial Number decoded:
37: 2 Door Hardtop
Z: Built in Fremont, California Plant
1: Engine (8 Cylinder)
224: Sequential unit
This car was delivered brand new to it's First owner in a small town in the
State of Montana.
After 3 years of use, he traded it in to a Tractor dealer for a new
tractor...that's right he traded in his beloved GTO for a Tractor!
The Tractor dealership covered up this GTO in a large barn where he kept
several other cars he had received in as trades towards Farm implement
machinery and the car was discovered and purchased a couple of years ago by
it's current owner.
The car was completely disassembled and a very expensive and highly
professional body-off-the frame restoration was done on this car.
The paint was taken down to the bare metal...this car is all steel...not a
"Bondo Bucket" with a paint job.
If you want the very best...you have just found it!
All the PHS documentation further substantiate what we already know...this
is an all matching numbers cars....it has it's original factory 400cid V-8,
4/speed manual transmission and rear end.
It looks new...it drives new...it is new!!!
1969 Pontiac GTO
A true muscle car, the GTO could be equipped with a 400-cubic-inch V-8 that
generates 350 horses including a fully synched, floor-mounted 3-speed with
Hurst shifter, dual Exhausts,
Quadra-jet carb, stiff suspension, buckets or notch-back front bench seat
with fold-down armrest. There's also an option list that lets you equip
your GTO with the ultimate muscle. 370-hp Ram Air IV engine with functional
hood air scoops. Plus, hood-mounted tach, front power disc brakes, hideaway
headlights, full instrumentation, 4-speed gearbox plus much, much more.
In 1969 Pontiac Introduced the Judge option for the GTO. The option was
only available for three years, 1969, 1970 and 1971. Those that know and
love the Pontiac GTO know that the Judge is the ultimate GTO. In 1969 and
1970, The Judge include 400 cid Ram Air V8s as standard equipment. While in
1971 the Judge included a 455-cid four barrel HO V-8 that boasted 370bhp
and 500lb-ft of torque. Other standard equipment included a hood mounted
tach, Rally II wheels less trim rings, rear deck air foil, black textured
grills, T-handle shifters and distinct styling with loud paint and Judge